A piece of Military trivia related to mustangs
#1
So you see the car and know the name now can anyone tell me what the term Mustang means in the Navy ?
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Garage :
2003 Torch Red Mustang Mach 1
5-spd Gears
(Almost Mint Condition 92,XXX miles
JLT Ram Air Intake
BBK 65MM Throttle Body
Exedy Stage 3 Clutch
Ford Racing 4:10 Gears
SCT Custom Bama Performance Tune
Eibach Pro 1.5" Lowering Kit
SLP Loumouth II Xpipe & Catback Exhaust
American Muscle FR500 Rims 18"x10"(Rear)18"x9"(Front)
With Falken Super Grip Racing Tires
Minor Cosmetic Upgrades on Interior and Engine Dress Up Kits)

1986 Burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon w/ velour interior A/T
(MINT Condition 87,XXX miles All Original)

2006 White Ford F150 A/T (MINT Condition 60,XXX miles)

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#2
It is a commissioned officer who started there career as an inlisted service member.
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#3
(08-11-2012, 12:27 PM)GREEN72MACH1 Wrote: It is a commissioned officer who started there career as an inlisted service member.

Sounds like a good answer to me.
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#4
Your close but not quite its more specific than that but your in the ball park
i will see if anyone can give me the exact answer but you are right in the aspect of a commissioned officer that was enlisted but not just started their career as enlisted so lets see if anyone ca get the correct answer
The Mach 1 may be reborn !!!!

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Norfolk, Virginia
[Image: animated_american_flag.gif][Image: tx.gif][Image: va.gif]

Garage :
2003 Torch Red Mustang Mach 1
5-spd Gears
(Almost Mint Condition 92,XXX miles
JLT Ram Air Intake
BBK 65MM Throttle Body
Exedy Stage 3 Clutch
Ford Racing 4:10 Gears
SCT Custom Bama Performance Tune
Eibach Pro 1.5" Lowering Kit
SLP Loumouth II Xpipe & Catback Exhaust
American Muscle FR500 Rims 18"x10"(Rear)18"x9"(Front)
With Falken Super Grip Racing Tires
Minor Cosmetic Upgrades on Interior and Engine Dress Up Kits)

1986 Burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon w/ velour interior A/T
(MINT Condition 87,XXX miles All Original)

2006 White Ford F150 A/T (MINT Condition 60,XXX miles)

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#5
I usually use the term, "Re-tread." Big Grin
Eric

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#6
(08-12-2012, 09:08 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I usually use the term, "Re-tread." Big Grin

LOL well lets see if anyone can get it i will post the answer tomorrow.
The Mach 1 may be reborn !!!!

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Norfolk, Virginia
[Image: animated_american_flag.gif][Image: tx.gif][Image: va.gif]

Garage :
2003 Torch Red Mustang Mach 1
5-spd Gears
(Almost Mint Condition 92,XXX miles
JLT Ram Air Intake
BBK 65MM Throttle Body
Exedy Stage 3 Clutch
Ford Racing 4:10 Gears
SCT Custom Bama Performance Tune
Eibach Pro 1.5" Lowering Kit
SLP Loumouth II Xpipe & Catback Exhaust
American Muscle FR500 Rims 18"x10"(Rear)18"x9"(Front)
With Falken Super Grip Racing Tires
Minor Cosmetic Upgrades on Interior and Engine Dress Up Kits)

1986 Burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon w/ velour interior A/T
(MINT Condition 87,XXX miles All Original)

2006 White Ford F150 A/T (MINT Condition 60,XXX miles)

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#7
I am Navy veteran and familiar with the term Mustang as defined above. Looking to hone in more precisely to the answer, my research came up with this: It was a name the naval academy graduates referred to as thoroughbreds called the non commissioned officers who rose through the rank and file of the enlisted. The term Mustang ultimately became a badge of honor.

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#8
your almost spot on the term refers to going through the enlisted ranks and making "Chief" or E-7 in the navy then commissioning as an officer a short time later. However the term only refers to E-7's that go officer not E-6 and below so the actuall term is for a Chief to go Officer and not only is it a great career choice but you are respected highly amongst other officers because of the prior enlisted time as a chief.
The Mach 1 may be reborn !!!!

[Image: Ford-Mustang_Mach_1_2003_thumbnail_03.jpg][Image: Ford-Mustang_Mach_1_2003_thumbnail_01.jpg][Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQMXRXM3wzSOMqt_bJ7WQ...SonqWnljHL]
Norfolk, Virginia
[Image: animated_american_flag.gif][Image: tx.gif][Image: va.gif]

Garage :
2003 Torch Red Mustang Mach 1
5-spd Gears
(Almost Mint Condition 92,XXX miles
JLT Ram Air Intake
BBK 65MM Throttle Body
Exedy Stage 3 Clutch
Ford Racing 4:10 Gears
SCT Custom Bama Performance Tune
Eibach Pro 1.5" Lowering Kit
SLP Loumouth II Xpipe & Catback Exhaust
American Muscle FR500 Rims 18"x10"(Rear)18"x9"(Front)
With Falken Super Grip Racing Tires
Minor Cosmetic Upgrades on Interior and Engine Dress Up Kits)

1986 Burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon w/ velour interior A/T
(MINT Condition 87,XXX miles All Original)

2006 White Ford F150 A/T (MINT Condition 60,XXX miles)

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